category: american

Charles W. Chesnutt Association sessions at American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
contact email: 
smcfatt@cau.edu; swright1222@aol.com

The Chesnutt Association will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Conference, May 21-24, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02116-5798 (800-916-4339)

The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
uncg.egsa.2015.conference@gmail.com

“The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future.” David Harvey

Special Issue on "Contemporary Film and Public Life" - Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (UNC-CH)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hi

2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing
contact email: 
wpconf@loyno.edu

The Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing invites proposals for its third biannual conference.

Where: Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Desire and Devotion: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR
contact email: 
vehret@mercyhurst.edu

www.eiraar.net


Call for Papers: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015

Paper Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Art Communication & Popculture

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication in Nitra, Slovakia
contact email: 
mboszorad@ukf.sk

The Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication in Nitra, Slovakia launches new international scholarly magazine Art Communication & Popculture covering domains of art, art communication and popc

Twentieth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Ron Kates/ Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
ron.kates@mtsu.edu

April 3, 2015
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote speaker: New York baseball maven Sarah Bunting

Luncheon Speaker: Ken Griffey Sr.

Sequels, Serials, and Remakes: Recycling Fictions in the Fantastic Sphere

full name / name of organization: 
College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jonas.prida@csj.edu

Repetitive narratives are at the heart of popular fantastic culture; we need look no further than the many sequels of _Friday the 13th_ or the serialization of the early 20th-century French villains F

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things (April 10-11, 2015) Deadline: February 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
contact email: 
jpc0018@uah.edu

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

The Melville Society -- Melville's Money: American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference Boston May 21-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Melville Society (Contact: Andrew Kopec)
contact email: 
kopeca@ipfw.edu

The Melville Society: Melville's Money
American Literature Association
21-24 May 2015
Boston, MA

Age, Culture, Humanities: Deadine for Issue #3 - 15 February 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
ageculturehumanities@coastal.edu

Call for Submissions

Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015

For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:

[UPDATE] Reading the Queer in Literature, Culture and Theory (edited volume). Deadline for submission (extended): Dec. 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee
contact email: 
subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com

Submissions are invited for a forthcoming edited volume on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of art, cinema, culture and popular culture, theory, philosophy and h

[UPDATE] Anthology on The Book of Mormon Musical, abstracts ONGOING

full name / name of organization: 
Marc Edward Shaw / Hartwick College; Holly Welker / Writer & editor
contact email: 
BOM.musical.interp@gmail.com

The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a si

Trance, March 5-6th

full name / name of organization: 
The Graduate Center-CUNY English Department Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
trancetheconference@gmail.com

The Graduate Center-CUNY English Student Association Conference: Trance
March 5-6 2015

CFP: Clinton Collection / REPOSTED / 11/2/14

full name / name of organization: 
Michele Lockhart, Ph.D.; Kathleen Mollick, Ph.D.
contact email: 
politicalwomenproject@gmail.com

Call for Proposals: REPOSTED

Beyond First Lady: The Political and Social Discourse of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 2016 Election

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

full name / name of organization: 
English Department of Ivy Tech Community College Northwest
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

The Atrium, a Journal of Academic Voices, is now in its sixth year of consistent publication.

Mid-20th-Century American Poetry and the Question of Beauty (12/12/14; 5/21-24/15, ALA Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society
contact email: 
grieveca@lvc.edu

"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" For the 2015 ALA conference in Bosto

[UPDATE] NEW DEADLINE 17 December: "Entangled Histories and Cultures" 5th SILAS Conference, Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Irish Latin American Studies
contact email: 
silasucc2015@gmail.com

200 word abstracts/poster proposals due 17 December 2014

5th SILAS conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015.

Louisa May Alcott Society: American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference Boston May 21-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Louisa May Alcott Society (Contact Christine Doyle)
contact email: 
doylec@ccsu.edu

"Transatlantic Alcott": Louisa May Alcott's status as a quintessentially American writer notwithstanding, literature and life on the other side of "the pond" interested her immensely.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Disabilities Conference - April 10-11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research
contact email: 
lucas.f.wilson@vanderbilt.edu; topher.endress@gmail.com

We invite graduate and professional students, academics, professionals, and qualified undergraduate students to participate in Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research's first Inte

Octavia E. Butler Society American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference May 21-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
francisc@cofc.edu

The Octavia E. Butler Society invites abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (http://alaconf.org/annual-conference/).

[UPDATE] Crime Fiction and Community, University of Edinburgh, 10 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
crimeandcommunity2015@gmail.com

Crime Fiction and Community
University of Edinburgh
10 July 2015

Keynote Speakers

Professor Gill Plain (St Andrews)
Professor Mary Evans (LSE)

Call for Abstracts

UPDATE: INCS 2015 CONFERENCE: Mobilities, Atlanta, 4/16-19, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)
contact email: 
narin.hassan@lmc.gatech.edu

INCS Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies 2015: MOBILITIES
Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA
April 16-19, 2015

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Philippa Levine (UT-Austin) and Priscilla Wald (Duke)

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes PCA/ACA 2015 New Orleans 4/1/15 [deadline 11/1/14]

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA
contact email: 
disasterculture@yahoo.com

PCA/ACA 2015 New Orleans
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
The PCA/ACA annual conference begins April 1, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

UPDATE East - West Cultural Passage, deadline extended to 1 November 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
contact email: 
karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

For the December 2014 issue, East – West Cultural Passage (http://magazines.ulbsibiu.ro/ewcp/index.htm) seeks quality essays in the fields of language (Pragmatics, Semantics, Semiotics, Socio-lingui

PUBLICATION NOTICE: Kaleidoscope Journal, Issue 6.1

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
laura.mckenzie@durham.ac.uk

Dear All,

Mark Twain and the North American Review (June 11-13, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
North American Review Bicentennial Creative Writing and Literature Conference
contact email: 
jim.oloughlin@uni.edu

The North American Review was where Mark Twain published some of his most important and influential essays, including “To the Person Sitting in Darkness” (1901), “Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Of

LURe Journal Call for Papers!

full name / name of organization: 
LURe Journal
contact email: 
lurejournal@gmail.com

The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

CfP: Gender and the Erotic

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
contact email: 
gender-forum@.uni-koeln.de

In the cultural imagination, expressions of the erotic – sex, desire, relationships – are intrinsically linked to gender.

Fictions of Corporeal Diversity: A Symposium on Literary Disability Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Alan Gregory, Lancaster University
contact email: 
a.gregory5@lancaster.ac.uk

Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University
Thursday 4th June 2015
Keynote Speaker: David Bolt (Liverpool Hope University)

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Twentieth Century Women’s Writing (Edited Volume)

full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)
contact email: 
subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com & mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.
Scope of the volume:

Beasts of America: Perspectives on Animals and Animality in U.S. Culture, 1776-1920 (Abstracts due January 15th, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dominik Ohrem
contact email: 
ohremd@gmail.com

In American history, animals are everywhere. They are a ubiquitous presence in myriad historical, literary, biographical, scientific and other texts and narratives of the American past – a past that, both different from and just like the present, was characterized by a multiplicity of relations between humans and animals ranging from intimate co-existence to exploitation and outright violence.

"Transgressions," Illinois State University, April 17th [Proposals due Jan 1st]

full name / name of organization: 
Word's Worth English Studies Graduate Committee
contact email: 
krober2@ilstu.edu

Word’s Worth Call for Proposals

Memory in Action: Remembering the Past, Negotiating the Present & Imagining the Future (3/28/2015). Abstracts: 12/1/2014

full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
contact email: 
maazaoui@lincoln.edu

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania) is requesting proposals/abstracts for its third international conference, to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Ethnic American Women and Illustrated Periodicals; deadline Dec 5, 2014; conference November 4-8, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
andrea.williams.osu@gmail.com

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions for a conference session of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylva

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